Journalism, Media and Globalisation

University of Amsterdam

24 months
16335 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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The two-year international Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation from University of Amsterdam provides aspiring and practicing journalists with a more critical understanding of their profession, to create more academically sound, critical, and globally minded media professionals. 


The two-year international Erasmus Mundus Master's programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation from University of Amsterdam offers students the unique experience of studying in two European countries. Students spend the first year in Aarhus, Denmark, and then transfer to another university to specialize in one of four distinct areas of journalism and media studies: Media and Politics (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), War and Conflict (University of Swansea, UK), Business and Finance Journalism (City University London, UK) or Comparative and Transcultural Approaches (University of Hamburg, Germany). 

A select group of students also has the opportunity to spend time at a third university, at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), or La Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago (Chile). 

This Master's programme is not intended to provide practical training for students to become journalists. Rather, solidly founded in academic research, it is aimed at practicing journalists and media professionals who wish to further develop their analytical perspective and operate at the cutting edge of their profession.

Degree certificate

Journalism, Media and Globalisation is a joint Master's programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Journalism, Media and Globalisation and the title joint Master of Arts (MA) from the University of Aarhus and the University of Amsterdam. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analytical Journalism
  • Media and Journalism Research in the Context of Globalisation
  • Reporting Global Change
  • Social Science Methods for Journalists
  • Communicating Europe
  • Mandatory electives: Electives
  • Journalism and the Media
  • Thesis Journalism, Media and Globalisation
  • Innovating Journalism
  • Methods and Statistics Tailored to Thesis
  • Journalistic Product

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The consortium aims to admit highly qualified students from a wide range of countries. Applicants will normally only be admitted if they have a Bachelor or equivalent degree with above-average grades, as well as the equivalent of at least three months' full-time work as a professional journalist.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16335 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16335 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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